Liverpool sign potential star of the future Corey Whelan

Corey Whelan has signed a professional deal with Liverpool.

Liverpool have signed potential future star Corey Whelan to a professional deal.

The 17-year-old confirmed the news on his Twitter page, expressing his delight and turning pro after several years in the club's academy.

Whelan has been a regular for Liverpool's under-18 side, featuring in the FA Youth Cup.

He has even recently stepped up to playing under-21 football, making eight appearances at that level this season, and the picture above shows him taking on Manchester United's Donald Love in a clash last week, with the Red Devils defender recently playing for their first team.

Whelan is a defender who can play at centre-back or right-back. He is a Republic of Ireland international, and is 18-years-old.

He began his football with Crewe Alexandra before joining Liverpool's under-10s team and working his way up.

The Chester born teenager grew up as a Liverpool supporter and cites Steven Gerrard as his idol.

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